Furniture Tip-Overs Can Injure – and Sometimes Kill – Children

By JENNIFER CIPRIANO As parents and caregivers, we strive to keep our children safe in our homes. We go to great lengths installing home safety measures such as gates for stairwells, cabinet locks, door alarms, outlet covers and more to ensure our child’s safety. But what about anchoring TVs and furniture to prevent tip-over accidents? […]

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Two-Day Menu for Heart-Healthy Eating

  By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network Do you want to adopt a heart-healthy diet, but aren’t sure where to start? Heart-healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these menus provided by Mayo Clinic Staff to get started. One way to begin is to create a daily meal plan that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and whole […]

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Snacking Strategy for Weight Loss

Let’s face it: You get hungry between meals sometimes. When the snack urge hits, try these simple tips to reach your weight-loss goals.   As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Lakeland Regional Health gains access to Mayo Clinic’s world-renowned expertise and knowledge. To find out what’s in it for you, click here. […]

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Frozen Veggies Get a Bad Rap

  By VIVIEN WILLIAMS Mayo Clinic News Network There’s no question that fruits and vegetables are an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says fresh produce is always a great choice, but frozen fruits and vegetables are often just as healthy. But he also says not all frozen produce is […]

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Batteries Pose a Choking Risk for Children

What do singing greeting cards, flashing holiday jewelry and flameless candles all have in common? Besides holiday fun, they all contain coin lithium button batteries.  These batteries can be found in some of the most common places in our households and pose a unique danger when swallowed.  Every year more than 2,800 children in the […]

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Greek Yogurt Makes Muffins Less Fattening but Moister

By DANA SPARKS Mayo Clinic News Network These cranberry orange muffins would make a nice breakfast treat this weekend. Use Greek yogurt to reduce or replace shortening, oil or butter. This cuts fat and makes muffins extra moist and tender. CRANBERRY ORANGE MUFFINS Serves 16 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1 cup sugar 2 […]

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